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NHK Train Cruise - A Heart Warming Journey Through the Tohoku Winter (2016)

NHK Train Cruise - A Heart Warming Journey Through the Tohoku Winter (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3107 Kbps | 50 mins | English AAC 126 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.16 GB
Genre: Documentary, Travel

We travel to the Tohoku region in northern Japan during winter. We first board the Akita Inland Traverse Railway Home-cooking Dining Car, where we take in the wintery landscapes, while feasting on a homemade farmers' meal. We then hop on the Resort Shirakami to catch a spectacular panorama view of the Sea of Japan. Changing to the Tsugaru Railway Hot Stove Car, we warm ourselves by the hot onboard stove while the snow storms pass by outside. We mingle with the locals and nibble on fried cuttlefish snacks.

NHK - Autonomous Driving: The Revolution (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 19, 2016
NHK - Autonomous Driving: The Revolution (2016)

NHK - Autonomous Driving: The Revolution (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2665 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 979 MiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Once a dream car, today the autonomous vehicle is becoming a reality. The global competition to develop such vehicles is heating up, and the first company to have the upper hand will win. The autonomous driving revolution will have a major impact on vehicle manufacturing, and will likely change society forever. But creating an autonomous vehicle means understanding computers. This means automakers have to compete with IT firms including Google. Come explore the frontlines of this revolution.
NHK Wildlife - Secret Hunter of the Mountains: Mongolia's Snow Leopard (2014)

NHK Wildlife - Secret Hunter of the Mountains: Mongolia's Snow Leopard (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3582 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 1.27 GiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Mongolia's Altai Mountains are home to one of the world's most endangered animals, the snow leopard. The lives of these big cats are a mystery, but a team of conservationists and filmmakers are uncovering their secrets by following a female named Tenger and her two young cubs as they cover huge distances in pursuit of their prey. The cubs face a life and death struggle as they learn to navigate the perilous terrain and hunt for themselves.
NHK Great Nature - The United Kingdom: Power of an Ancient Land (2014)

NHK Great Nature - The United Kingdom: Power of an Ancient Land (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3755 Kbps | 28mn 59s | English AAC 125 Kbps, 2 channels | 805 MB
Genre: Documentary

On the former frontline of continental fragmentation, we discover 40,000 12-meter-high stone pillars and a river that flows upstream under a full moon.

NHK - Executive Non Decision: A-Bomb History Rewritten (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Nov. 29, 2016
NHK - Executive Non Decision: A-Bomb History Rewritten (2016)

NHK - Executive Non Decision: A-Bomb History Rewritten (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1883 Kbps | 50 mins | English AAC 112 Kbps, 2 channels | 713 MB
Genre: Documentary, History, War

In 1945, the United States dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan. Then President Harry Truman explained the decision was made to save thousands of American lives. People have accepted this explanation without question for decades. But recently, materials have surfaced that paint a more nuanced picture of what actually occurred. This program reexamines events in the months leading up to the bombings, and tries to determine how one of the most important events in history was rewritten after the war.

NHK Great Nature - The Enigmatic Island: Tasmania (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 27, 2016
NHK Great Nature - The Enigmatic Island: Tasmania (2014)

NHK Great Nature - The Enigmatic Island: Tasmania (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3727 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 1.32 GiB
Audio: English AAC 124 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The Tasmanian Wilderness is in western Tasmania, Australia's southernmost island. It's a rich area that shows traces of the Earth's early history when Tasmania split off from Antarctica. Frenchmans Cap, a prominent peak formed when sedimentary rocks metamorphosed about a billion years ago, is surrounded by trees that are the descendants of plants that used to grow in ancient times. Bathurst Harbour, the world's only reddish colored body of water, is home to some bizarre deep-sea creatures. This episode captures the wonders of nature through a look at the sea and mountains of Tasmania.

NHK - The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Nov. 22, 2016
NHK - The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families (2016)

NHK - The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3328 Kbps | 48mn 59s | English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | 1.21 GB
Genre: Documentary

On a hill overlooking the ocean in Otsuchi Town in northeastern Japan is a phone booth known as the "Telephone of the Wind". It is connected to nowhere, but people come to "call" family members lost during the tsunami of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Many visit the phone booth including a mother and 3 children who have lost their father. This documentary looks at the unique role that this phone is playing in helping the grieving process of many.

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Riding with the Wind in Toyama (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 20, 2016
NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Riding with the Wind in Toyama (2016)

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Riding with the Wind in Toyama (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3181 Kbps | 48mn 15s | 1.12 GiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

This time we visit Toyama Prefecture in the Hokuriku region. Toyama is about 2 hours from Tokyo by Hokuriku Shinkansen. Bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north and the 3,000-meter Tateyama mountains to the south, this has been a fertile and prosperous area since ancient times. We'll climb into the deep mountains to visit villages that preserve the old ways of life, adapted to surviving and prospering in a harsh environment. The Gokayama region was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. The climax of the trip is a festival in Yatsuo that's been held continuously for over 300 years.

NHK Great Nature - Diamonds in the Mist: The Victoria Falls (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 20, 2016
NHK Great Nature - Diamonds in the Mist: The Victoria Falls (2014)

NHK Great Nature - Diamonds in the Mist: The Victoria Falls (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3052 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 1.09 GiB
Audio: English AAC 124 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Africa's Victoria Falls is one of the world's major waterfalls. The amount of water that plummets into the giant chasm in the vast plain below it can be as much as 500 million liters per minute. The mist creates showers down like rain. The waterfall generates many other breathtaking optical phenomena such as circular rainbows and moonbows that gleam in the moonlight. Using a special camera, this episode captures many of the waterfall's enthralling phenomena and explores the secrets behind the formation of this giant natural wonder.
NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Okinawa - The Tropical Yaeyama Islands (2016)

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Okinawa - The Tropical Yaeyama Islands (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3219 Kbps | 48mn 30s | English AAC 125 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.16 GB
Genre: Documentary

The Yaeyama islands in Okinawa Prefecture, where the lifestyle that has existed since ancient times is still strong. The trip is filled with discoveries, including the sabani boats of Ishigaki island made from logs, the exquisite scenery of Taketomi island, and a woman who carries on the tradition of minsa fabric. A stop on Hateruma leads to the island's only school, where kids from kindergarten to junior high study together. Immerse yourself in a 4-day journey through nature and culture.